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November 21, 2022
Van Cleef and Arpels releases the Vintage Alhambra Guilloche collection in white gold. Pieces include the highly anticipated 20 motif necklace, the vintage pendant, bracelet, ring and earrings.
The collection is not a limited edition release but rather will be a permanent part of the Alhambra collections. Release date is NOV 1st and it is already in some stores to preview.
Vintage Alhambra 20 motif necklace, guilloche white gold- $24,300 USD/$30,500 CAD/26,100 euros
Vintage Alhambra pendant, guilloche white gold- $4,000 USD/$5,050 CAD/4,300 euros
Vintage Alhambra 5 motif bracelet, guilloche white gold- $6,100 USD/$7,650 CAD/6,500 euros
Vintage Alhambra ring, guilloche white gold- $4,000 USD/$5,050 CAD/4,300 euros
Vintage Alhambra earrings, guilloche white gold- $5,800 USD/$7,300 CAD/6,250 euros
With its storied talismanic power, the quatrefoil — a clover-like pattern with roots in Moorish architecture — has become a status symbol in luxury jewelry, appearing in the collections of Cartier, Chopard, Louis Vuitton and more. But there’s one brand with which the motif is practically synonymous, thanks in particular to the role that the symbol plays in accessories such as the widely beloved Vintage Alhambra bracelet. Since 1968, Van Cleef & Arpels (est. 1896) has been celebrated for the French luxury brand’s four-leaf-clover-based Alhambra collection, and its throngs of admirers grow with each passing year. The fine jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels emerged in 1896 out of the marriage of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels, both of whom had family roots in the gemstone business. Formed initially by Alfred and his father-in-law (and then helmed by Alfred and two brothers-in-law when the Paris shop opened in 1906), the company, known for its exquisite jewels, innovative techniques and designs inspired by the natural world, has become one of the most important jewelers in France. Estelle’s nephew Jacques Arpels (1914–2008) guided the design of the original Alhambra piece, which initially took the form of an opera-length necklace in 1968. The Alhambra and its variants are the brand’s most celebrated collections, inspired by the quatrefoil motifs found in the architecture and decorative tiles of its namesake, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. Reminiscent of four-leaf clovers, the design was meant to function as a lucky charm. There are Alhambra pieces, Magic Alhambra — such as the Magic Alhambra necklace — and Vintage Alhambra, which sees the motif produced in a wide range of semiprecious and precious stones. The Vintage Alhambra bracelet features five clover-like charms at regular intervals, each bordered by the design’s signature gold bead edge. The style became instantly popular with celebrities and royals, an affinity that continues to this day.
Over the last few years as I have watched many of you fashionistas curate your Alhambra collections, so many are bursting with colorful and beautiful stones… but there is one gleaming gold one that really pulls at my hearts strings. And that would be the Guilloche collection.
Guilloche is a technique that has been used by the house since the early 1900s. It is a traditional gold engraving technique. The guilloche is said to emulate the sun – its sharp lines arranged in circular form to create miniature beams of light on precious metals.